GSR Lesson
Alfie Carlisle and Harrison Bryan
Target Group
16-19 Years old
Brief Description
Use of GSR machines to measure stress and heart rate


This 1 hour long lesson focuses on the biology of truth and teaches students the bodily reactions that arise from being stressed, for example when telling a lie. The lesson is split into two halves, and the second demonstration part is optional so this lesson can still be delivered if there is less time available.

The first half covers the hormonal and chemical reactions which occur in the body. A quiz is included at the end on slide 20 to test knowledge. Speaker notes are included in the slide deck to aid the teacher or lecturer delivering the information. 

With thanks to the University of Plymouth (Prof. Jeremy Goslin) for loan of the Galvanic Skin Resistance measuring devices and to the developer of the software (Roger) 

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